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Bandwagon 2014
Hosts Tom and Suzanne

Dates

BANDWAGON 2014: Primary Election – 36 candidates in 14 contested races have been invited to speak.


Tuesday, August 12, LIVE at 7 pm ET - State Representative District 8, State Representative District 9, & Leon County races.
Wednesday, August 13, LIVE at 7 pm ET - Wakulla & Gadsden County races.

 

BANDWAGON 2014: General Election

Wednesday, October 8, 7 pm ET - 25 Candidates in 11 contested races have been invited to speak. Full list of invited candidates (PDF).

Who puts on these programs?

Since 1986, WFSU has regularly hosted these fun and informational programs in our studios with help from the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee. WFSU-TV’s Suzanne Smith and WFSU-FM’s Tom Flanigan have co-hosted the program since 2006 and will return as hosts this year. The wonderful Capital Chordsmen have agreed to provide the music for 2014 programs. Their barbershop harmonies have been a part of the BANDWAGON for years and help create the special and fun atmosphere at this event.

Visit League of Women Voters of Tallahassee- www.lwvtallahassee.org, Vote 411 - vote411.org and Capital Chordsmen - capitalchordsmen.org.

How does it work?

The format is what makes this program so special. BANDWAGON 2014 provides each candidate three minutes to talk about the issues they feel are important. To ensure that no one gets more time than anyone else, a musical group interrupts anyone going longer than the scheduled time and microphones are cut off. Candidates appearing on the ballot are invited to bring with them up to 15 supporters each. Supporters often wear t-shirts and wave signs supporting their candidates and can be seen often throughout the program. .

Full list of guidelines for candidates and their supporters (PDF)

How can I watch?

The October 8th program will be telecast LIVE on WFSU-TV’s educational access channel known as 4fsu (Comcast Cable Channel 4 in Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Madison, Taylor and Brooks Counties) and online at wfsu.org. Also, candidate speeches will be archived within 48 hours of the original telecast on this website (wfsu.org/bandwagon2014). The programs will also be shown multiple times on 4fsu until the General Election on November 4th.